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Olbermann near tears over gay marriage issue + Gays should have right to not care

November 12th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Keith Olbermann on Countdown yesterday was in near tears, as he gave an impassioned, typically melodramatic, and highly entertaining defense of gay marriage.  Take a look: First of all, I have to say this. It’s going to be a long, long time before I can watch another one of Olbermann’s special comments without repeatedly breaking [...]

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Tags: Religion

Nate Silver at 538: Black voters are NOT to blame for Prop 8

November 12th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Over the last few days, I’ve written about the recent phenomena of gays and liberals placing a wildly disproportional amount of blame on African-Americans for the passage of Proposition 8– especially Atlantic writer Andrew Sullivan, who has simultaneously led the scapegoating crusade while self-righteously condemning it.  Here’s what I wrote about the largely ignored influence of older voters: California voters age 65 and older outnumbered African-Americans by [...]

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Tags: Media · Religion

Andrew Sullivan stirs anti-black sentiment among gays, then condemns it

November 9th, 2008 · 39 Comments

Today, there are more reports of the fallout from recent gay and liberal efforts to blame African-Americans for Tuesday’s gay marriage ban in California, Proposition 8.  At a No on 8 rally earlier this weekend, a number of black UCLA students who were marching to protest Prop 8 were subjected to racial slurs and harrassment by the very people [...]

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Tags: Media · Religion

Why gays and liberals need to stop scapegoating the black community for Prop 8

November 7th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I touched on this briefly in the previous post, but I can’t stress enough how counterproductive it is for the gay and liberal community to scapegoat African-Americans for the passage of Prop 8.  Today, I was in the car listening to Randi Rhodes, a white liberal talk radio host, and she said something like (and I’m paraphrasing here, but not [...]

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Tags: Democrats · Media · Religion

California: Taking away rights from gay couples, giving rights to chickens since 2008

November 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I have to admit, I’m a bit stunned by the passage of Prop 8 (gay marriage ban) on California’s ballot.  It kind of scares me honestly that we live in a country where the rights of a minority group can be put up to a popular vote.  Imagine how long it would have taken Jim [...]

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Tags: Religion

A Christian perspective on gay marriage: Why I’m voting no on 8

November 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

In case you haven’t been following it, Prop 8 is a controversial initiative on the ballot in California that would insert a ban on gay marriage into the state constitution.  I think this ad, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, hits the nail on the head: Regardless of how you feel about gays getting married, this [...]

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Tags: Religion

“You cannot be a Christian and vote for Obama”

November 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Vote for McCain-Palin or you’re going to hell. So says Janet Porter of the Christian right website World Net Daily in one of the most profoundly ridiculous articles I’ve ever read, titled “You cannot be a Christian and vote for Obama“: To all those who name the name of Christ who plan to willfully disobey Him by voting for Obama, take [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Religion · Republicans

Christians pray for economic prosperity over golden calf

October 31st, 2008 · 2 Comments

(photo via Wonkette) You can’t make this up.  The 700 Club reports: In early August in her prayer time Cindy [Jacobs] heard the Lord say, “There will be no more business as usual.” Little did she know the scope of what this meant on a worldwide scale. God is on the move. She and many [...]

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Tags: Economy and Business · Religion